Stop to Kiss That Precious Smile

Apparently I’ve lived under this blogging rock and had no idea about The SITS Girls.  I noticed these past couple of days that some of my favorite bloggers were participating in this Back to Blogging, clicked on a link and found where all the cool bloggers are!  SO I had to jump on board.

Today is about bringing back a post you wish more people had read.  YIKES, I have quite a few of posts like that, but this one I read while looking back and realized it definitely was a post that I NEEDED to read.  So here you go….. I originally posted this on October 12, 2009 for Just a Motivating Monday.


I did not have the best week ever… but I’m going to try to turn that around this week. I’m focusing on the positive. I get so stressed out sometimes with work and my kids and the house and then feel like I completely suck at everything… and I know that I’m not the only one who feels this way.

I read this poem somewhere.. I have no idea who to give it credit to, so if you know who wrote it please let me know so I can credit the writer.

Dear Lord, it’s such a hectic day
With little time to stop and pray
For life’s been anything but calm
Since You called on me to be a mom
Running errands, matching socks
Building dreams with building blocks
Cooking, cleaning, and finding shoes
And other stuff that children lose
Gitting lids on bottled bugs
Wiping tears and giving hugs
A stack of last week’s mail to read
So where’s the quiet time I need?
Yet when I steal a minute, Lord
Just at the sink or ironing board
To ask the blessings of Your grace
I see then, in my small one’s face
That you have blessed me
All the while
And I stop to kiss
That precious smile

I want to talk for a minute on why this poem really hits home with me. We strive to do a million things throughout the days/weeks and we need to stop to appreciate the biggest blessings that we have received and it’s the sweet faces of our babies. I hope that this post motivates you to do something special with your children this week. Something out of the ordinary, something that lets them and you know that they truly matter. They truly are the reason for every single thing that we do in this life. They are the reason you are keeping your blog, they are the reason you feel complete. Stop, kiss that precious smile and be thankful for the stressful moments, the screaming moments, the tears and fears…. because it’s all a blessing and a beautiful one at that.

 This post is being written for SITS girls Back to Blogging this blogging event is being sponsored by Standards of Excellence, Westar Kitchen & Bath, and Florida Builder Appliances

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